Saturday, July 2, 2016

Today's Shadows


GIVEAWAY

MELBY, BECKY
TODAY'S SHADOWS

Sometimes the past is right in front of you

Heather Conrad has a chance to start over. Thirty days to forget a painful break-up and work on a business plan while house-sitting for her former boss. But last-minute changes leave Heather in charge of watching a lakeside Victorian mansion and her boss's seven-year-old daughter, Izzy. Then unsettling events convince Heather something isn't right around the house.

Security systems installer Ryan Tobin's goal is to become a police detective. Within hours of meeting Heather, they discover secret doors and a hidden stairway leading to clues of a turn-of-the-century maid who may have been a passenger on the Titanic. Ryan helps search for answers...while using his detective skills to protect Heather and Izzy from a possible stalker.

As fear escalates and questions about the past and the present multiply, will Ryan and Heather find answers in hundred-year-old words, an old steamer trunk...and each other?

My Review:

Totally spellbinding. The way Melby intertwines various story threads is sheer brilliance. And I love the dual timeline! I was on tenterhooks the whole read waiting to see how the past would collide with the present. And I enjoyed the unpredictability of the plot. Just when I thought it was going to go one way...it didn't. Mysteries abound and my armchair sleuthing muscles got a real workout.

Izzy is precociously adorable and I cheered on her matchmaking attempts with great glee. Because while Ryan was more than willing, Heather was way too cautious. Completely understandable when you get to know her story, but oh, she gave me some nail-biting moments!

A stirring inspirational thread about recognizing God's deep and abiding love plays out in the lives of more than one character -- and it changes them for the better. Awesome stuff. 

The kind of novel that carries a reader away into blissful enjoyment.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Today's Shadows please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 3 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. Becky is a new author to me and I am certainly intrigued by her book.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I've read the first book in this series and this is the last one. They are standalones -- the common theme seems to be the dual timeline but I really love her style. Hunting down the second book soon. Good luck, Melanie.

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  2. This one sounds really good and I don't think I have read anything by her.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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    1. She's a captivating author. Good luck, Boos Mum.

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    2. Well, I have been organizing my bookshelves and low and behold I found this copy already on my shelf. Yeah! So please don't enter me. Thanks.

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    3. Thanks for letting me know and yay to organizing bookshelves. Hope you found some other goodies that haven't been read yet as well.

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  3. Sounds good. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  4. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds fabulous!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. It really is. I like discovering lesser known gems. Good luck, Amy.

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  5. I've never read any books by this author, but I'm sure looking forward to doing so!
    J.C. -Indiana-

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  6. I've not read any books by this author, but this sure sounds like an interesting one. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It's fantastic. Good luck, Donna.

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  7. I have read a book by this author and I enjoyed it very much. I would love to be able to add this one to my bookcase.
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  8. Great review! Would love to read this book. Thanks for the review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  9. I wasn't aware of this book but you've convinced me again that I should read Today's Shadows. I haven't yet read any books by Becky Melby. Thanks for the chance to win it.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I love finding these gems that haven't made it centre stage in the book marketing world. Good luck, Pam.

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  10. Thank you for the lovely introduction to Becky Melby! Today's Shadows sounds like a wonderful story!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  11. Great review, Kav! Based solely on it - count me in, please! :)

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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